ver·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce verification (audio) \

Definition of verification

: the act or process of verifying : the state of being verified

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Also, an e-verification mechanism will be put in place so that funds raised by startups are not brought under the scanner. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, "Good news for young startups as India eases scrutiny on angel investment," 5 July 2019 The company's proposals include electronic age verification technology, limiting the amount of the product that can be purchased at one time, and city permits for online sellers of vaping products. Michael Nedelman, CNN, "San Francisco mayor signs ban on e-cigarettes sales," 1 July 2019 For instance, at What Goes Around Comes Around, CEO and Co-Founder Seth Weisser tells us that items go through three levels of verification. Channing Hargrove,, "How Will The RealReal's Labeling Mistakes Affect The Resale Business?," 30 June 2019 Rayan Koteiche, a researcher with PHR, said that only about 30% to 40% of the initial reports pass the verification process and make it on the map. Patrick Dehahn, Quartz, "The Syria conflict has seen over 570 attacks on civilian hospitals," 22 June 2019 This is where open-source verification becomes essential, establishing the authenticity of audio-visual material before any conclusions can be drawn from them. Muhammad Idrees Ahmad, The New York Review of Books, "Bellingcat and How Open Source Reinvented Investigative Journalism," 10 June 2019 Mr Lighthizer has proposed enforcement and verification mechanisms that Chinese figures indignantly compare to the inspections that underpinned cold-war arms-control agreements. The Economist, "A fly-on-the-wall account of what China tells American bigwigs," 22 June 2019 The third, however, returned few Google results and a line about changes to freelancer verification processes, similar to the one Fifteener wrote in response to my request, seemed completely original. Alison Griswold, Quartz, "We hired three Fiverr workers to write about Fiverr’s IPO," 18 June 2019 Orlando Health’s ORMC Level 1 Trauma Center has received verification from the American College of Surgeons. Naseem S. Miller,, "UCF spin-off company CytoSen acquired in $70 million deal," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of verification

1523, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for verification

borrowed from Medieval Latin vērificātiōn-, vērificātiō, from vērificāre "to verify" + Latin -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of action nouns

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ver·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce verification (audio) \

Kids Definition of verification

: the act or process of confirming or checking the accuracy of : the state of being confirmed or having the accuracy of checked


ver·​i·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ ˌver-ə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce verification (audio) \

Legal Definition of verification

1 : an act or process of verifying
2 : a sworn statement of truth or correctness submitted a verification signed by the defendant with the petition

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